This prostrate herb can be found in dense clumps along parts of our ocean clifftop where it typically takes on a pioneer role by colonising exposed,bare ground both within the grassland and in coastal heathland. Although it tolerates long periods of low moisture it sometimes will die back only to re-shoot again with the next rains.
Leaves vary from elliptic to obovate with margins that are entire or toothed.
Flowers are distinctively shaped into a fan and can vary in colour from white through to mauve. The flowering peak is in mid spring but flowers may appear into early summer.